A Life Lesson that was taught in public school.

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A Life Lesson that was taught in public school.

Postby jltrent » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:19 am

This has probably already been posted some time in the past.
My apologies, but deserves a re-read.

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In September of 2005, a social studies schoolteacher from Arkansas did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with permission of the school superintendent, the principal, and the building supervisor, she took all of the desks out of the classroom.

The kids came into first period, they walked in; there were no desks. They obviously looked around and said, “Where’s our desks?”

The teacher said, “You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn them.”

They thought, “Well, maybe it’s our grades.”

“No,” she said.

“Maybe it’s our behavior.”

And she told them, “No, it’s not even your behavior.”

And so they came and went in the first period, still no desks in the classroom. Second period, same thing. Third period. By early afternoon television news crews had gathered in the class to find out about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of the classroom. The last period of the day, the instructor gathered her class.

They were at this time sitting on the floor around the sides of the room. She said, “Throughout the day no one has really understood how you earn the desks that sit in this classroom ordinarily. Now I’m going to tell
you.”

She went over to the door of her classroom and opened it, and as she did 27 U.S. veterans, some wearing their uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. And they placed those school desks in rows, and then they stood along the wall. By the time they had finished placing the desks, those kids for the first time I think perhaps in their lives understood how they earned those desks.

Their teacher said, “You don’t have to earn those desks. These guys did it for you. They put them out there for you, but it’s up to you to sit here responsibly, to learn, to be good students and good citizens, because they paid a price for you to have that desk, and don’t ever forget it.”

This teacher was awarded the Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year for the State of Arkansas in 2006. She is the daughter of a WWII POW.
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Re: A Life Lesson that was taught in public school.

Postby ddd75 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:37 am

that's the type of lessons needed in schools.
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Re: A Life Lesson that was taught in public school.

Postby Son of Butch » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:46 am

When other governments exaggerate the truth to their children it is called brain washing propaganda.
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Re: A Life Lesson that was taught in public school.

Postby CottageFarm » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:24 am

Son of Butch wrote:When other governments exaggerate the truth to their children it is called brain washing propaganda.



Tell me, little Scottie, what truth do you find was exaggerated in your teachers lesson today?
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Re: A Life Lesson that was taught in public school.

Postby TexasBred » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:52 am

Son of Butch wrote:When other governments exaggerate the truth to their children it is called brain washing propaganda.

Showing your ignorance again SOB. Go tell that shyt to the VFW.
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